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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1326 
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges385 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters677 
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point1995Sioux River Upland240 
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland229 
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges530 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1925Sioux River Upland100 
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1865Mississippi Headwaters320 
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1845Mississippi Headwaters  
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1825Mississippi Headwaters  
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1815Sioux River Upland  
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1795Mississippi Headwaters470 
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1795Sioux River Upland60 
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges447 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25 
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland25 
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1635Mississippi Headwaters  
18.DouglasBear Knob1625Mississippi Headwaters160 
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1595Northern Minnesota Ranges310 
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1575Sioux River Upland170 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1575Mississippi Headwaters70 
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1575Sioux River Upland40 
23.ClayClay County High Point1545Mississippi Headwaters180 
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters205 
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1525Mississippi Headwaters150 
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters65 
27.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1515Mississippi Headwaters138 
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters86 
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1495Mississippi Headwaters60 
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters290 
30.PopePope County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters60 
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1455Sioux River Upland  
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1452Wisconsin North Woods124 
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210 
34.MowerMower County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
36.MartinMartin County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters185 
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1 
39.GrantGrant County High Point1405Mississippi Headwaters80 
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains86 
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1375Mississippi Headwaters120 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195 
45.PinePine County High Point1365Wisconsin North Woods102 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1355Mississippi-Missouri River Plains78 
48.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters99 
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains240 
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1325Wisconsin North Woods40 
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1317Mississippi Headwaters125 
52.BentonBenton County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters50 
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1305Mississippi Headwaters50 
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1305Sioux River Upland20 
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
56.StevensStevens County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters50 
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1272Mississippi Headwaters15 
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
60.MeekerMeeker County High Point1265Mississippi Headwaters80 
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland  
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters  
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1237Mississippi Headwaters5 
65.ScottElko Benchmark1235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters168 
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1212Mississippi Headwaters5 
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1205Mississippi Headwaters88 
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1205Mississippi Headwaters38 
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170 
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1187Mississippi Headwaters5 
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters70 
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1135Mississippi Headwaters230 
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1125Mississippi Headwaters180 
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters15 
79.SherburneSherburne County High Point1115Mississippi Headwaters90 
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters146 
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters220 
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters40 
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters189 
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters15 
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters115 
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1065Mississippi Headwaters40 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Minnesota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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